I'm doing the Madison Marathon on November 12. It has a couple nice hills. The hill at mile 9 is a bit tough. It should be clear sailing from mile 9 to past mile 15. Mile 15 through 19 is what worries me most. It's a series of increasing hills. There's one more hill at mile 22, but that worries me less. If I can get to the bottom of that hill, I can get to the top. If I can get to the top, I can get to the finish.
I'm very familiar with the course, but the challenge of that first 19 miles to see how much I suffer in the last seven will be interesting.
I'm not going to do a long run this weekend, but I'll do one more 20+ mile run in a week. Then two weeks of taper.